Atlantic Sailors Handbook

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Atlantic Sailor's Handbook

By Alastair Buchan

2009

A guide to the planning, preparation and execution of a passage which is both a helpful and an inspirational book for all sailors considering an Atlantic passage. A vastly experienced Atlantic ocean sailor, Alastair Buchan looks in detail at three specific passages (a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, a passage from the Eastern Seaboard of the USA to the Caribbean, and cruising around the Caribbean itself). The advice, ranging from choosing/refitting a boat, insurance, safety, training crew and route planning to watch keeping, weather routeing, heavy weather strategies and disaster management, is applicable to any other open sea passage and will be invaluable to any would-be long distance sailors. Illustrated throughout with helpful diagrams, maps, and inspirational photography.

Pb. 192pp 246x171mm